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Fun with Speedboats!

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
After reading about marine engineers and naval architects, it's all hands on deck to design and test a speed boat. This lesson is designed for the Next Generation Science Standards in engineering and can be a centerpiece for a STEM...
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Waterproof that Roof!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Stop the raindrops from getting into the house! Eager engineers learn about roofing history and waterproofing by nanotechnology. They get into groups and work on designing a waterproof roof for a small model house. The accompanying...
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An Attack on Syria- What Would You Do?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Has United States military intervention in the conflicts of other countries always been warranted? After reviewing a brief background on contemporary US conflicts and reading articles describing the civil war in Syria, your learners...
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Gender Stereotypes Online

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Activate thinking about gender preconceptions, both offline and online. Class members participate in a couple of introductory activities to help them understand gender stereotypes before creating avatars that represent these stereotypes....
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Sample Lesson 1: Is This Source Credible? Useful? Why and Why Not?

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
  Build background knowledge for The Book Thief by Markus Zusak while teaching your pupils how to determine the credibility of online sources. The plan is designed to take place over the course of two days. On the first day, model how...
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Impact of Climate Change on Hawaiian Monk Seals Activity 3: Seals, Corals and Dollars

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Hawaiian monk seal's population is declining, and it's up to humans to help them out; But how? Learners examine all the facts surrounding these seals, including the importance of the coral reefs and rapidly changing climates. In...
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Evaluate an Argument in a Text

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Dig deep into evidence in an article. In order to do so, class members will need to assess whether the evidence is relevant and sufficient. The video models one way for evaluating an argument. First, the narrator presents a metaphor for...
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Delineate an Author's Argument in a Text

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Expert readers infer the writer's position in a narrative article. Illustrate how to infer using cause and effect with the video and great supplementary materials provided here. The narrator lays out visual representations of two effects...
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Conservation Island

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Why not walk in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt and become a conservationist? After discussing issues and reasons for animal extinction, the class creates their own conservation plans. Each small group is given mock data regarding a...
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Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
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A Way with Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do facts and opinions impact the news? After reading "How to Cover a War" from the New York Times, middle schoolers evaluate the claims in the article. They also consider the media's responsibilities in reporting during wartime....
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Organize an Argument

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Prepare your pupils for a debate or argumentative writing assignment. Students can use the two columns here to take notes on two different arguments about the same topics. They then note down their own positions and briefly explain their...
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Indian Removal and Forced Assimilation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It can be difficult to describe the removal and forced assimilation of indians during Andrew Jackson's presidency to a class. Reading the manuscript of the Indian Removal Act and analyzing photographs and political cartoons from the time...
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Forms And Norms

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There are so many modern ways to communicate, and each form of communication requires a different style. Learners role play in pairs of how communication is most effective when texting, talking, emailing, and communicating online....
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Identifying High-Quality Sites

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use a Huffington Post article focused on false pictures of Hurricane Sandy to launch a discussion about the reliability of online information. Groups compare and contrast how print and broadcast media regulate data gathering with the...
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Sticky Sites

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In this internet lesson, students look at sites that are attractive to them and discuss why like to be on these "sticky sites." Students analyze sample sites and find the “Three C’s” that contribute to their stickiness: content,...
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Which Me Should I Be?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Adopting a different identity online can affect the way one is perceived by others. An online presentation lesson plan prompts learners to reflect on the benefits and risks of presenting their identities in different ways online, and to...
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Rework, Reuse, Remix

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners discover how to judge whether something is protected by the "Fair Use" law by using the Four Points of Fair Use handout embedded in the plan. In this interesting and engaging lesson, students apply the four points of fair use to...
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Privacy and Digital Footprints: Top Secret

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Young scholars research child safety by participating in an on-line tutorial activity. In this digital privacy lesson, students read a role-playing scenario regarding two young scholars who make bad decisions about their on-line safety....
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Secret Sharer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Students discuss how to respect other's privacy online. In this personal information lesson plan, students discuss the reputation of themselves and others if privacy information is leaked out.